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Location: Staten Island
Topic: Very low birthweight by race
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Very low birthweight by race: Staten Island, 2012-2014 Average

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• During 1999-2002 (average), the very low birthweight rate in Staten Island was highest for black infants (2.9%), followed by whites (1.3%) and Asian/Pacific Islanders (1.0%). 
• Black infants (2.9%) were about 3 times as likely as Asian/Pacific Islander infants (1.0%) to be born very low birthweight during 1999-2002 (average). 

Healthy people 2020

  • Very low birthweight: reduce to no more than 1.4% of live births.


  • Very low birthweight is less than 1500 grams (3 1/3 pounds).


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • Retrieved November 24, 2017, from